Cardinal Husar Ordains Two New Bishops In Canada

20.06.2002, 01:05
Fr. Paul Chomnycky, former superior of St. Basil the Great Monastery in Edmonton, and Fr. David Motiuk, former rector of Holy Spirit Seminary and professor at St. Paul’s University in Ottawa, were ordained as bishops on 11 June 2002. Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), ordained them in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Cathedral in Edmonton, Canada.

Bishop Motiuk was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Winnipeg Archeparchy of the UGCC and Bishop Chomnycky was appointed apostolic exarch for Greek Catholics in Great Britain.

Before the ordination, Cardinal Husar had been in Paris, where he met with the local Greek Catholic community and celebrated a Divine Liturgy in Notre-Dame de Paris.

After the ordination, Cardinal Husar returned to Europe, where on 16 June 2002 he met with the Greek Catholic community of Great Britain.

On the same day, Bishop Chomnycky was enthroned as exarch.

Source: press service of the head of the UGCC